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Colosseum. Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma
Monuments

 

The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD. This building was planned to change the relationship between power and people from then on: entertainment and distraction offered to the populace for free. It was used for gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving ferocious and exotic animals. The capacity is estimated around 70.000 people; the shows became occasions to impress and control the people through an unforeseen display of astonishing special effects. Today it is possible to visit and understand how the underground theatrical system worked, with hoists, ramps and trapdoors, in order to present the animals, gladiators and scenery machineries to an overwhelmed crowd. Find out the unbelievable engineering techniques that allowed ancient Romans to complete this massive structure, that has reached us today, in less than 10 years.

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Security Safety Alert

Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.

This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.

For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.

It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks , camping , bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.

How to reach the site

Roma, Piazza del Colosseo

Metro: Line B - "Colosseo" 
Bus: Line 75 - 81 - 673 - 175 - 204
Tram: Line 3

 

 

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
audio guides
video guides
radio guide
school / group
bookshop
cloak room

It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols.

NEWS

OPENING RESERVATION FOR COLOSSEUM AND THE CENTRAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF ROME FROM JULY TO DECEMBER 2017
From Thursday June 22, 2017 it will be possible to book  for groups and individuals from July to December 2017 for: 

  • Colosseo , Foro and Palatino 
  • Museo Nazionale Romano
  • Terme di Caracalla, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili
  • Siti ad apertura periodica

As agreed with the Superintendence, in order to prevent the stockpiling of groups entrance for the entire period of opening of the Colosseum reservations and to ensure more time available for the groups getting closer to the date of the visit, starting from January 2017, the reservations will be open with the following procedures:

60% of the available times put on sale:

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 for July 2017
  •  Monday, July 3, 2017  for August 2017
  • Monday, July 31 for the period September - December 2017 
  • Monday, August 7 for September 2017
  • Monday, September 4 for October 2017
  • Monday, October 2 for November 2017
  • Monday, November 6 for December 2017

monthly 35 % of the available times put on sale:  

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 for July 2017
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 for August 2017

weekly 5% of the available times put on sale every Monday for the following week together with the annulled or cancelled shifts.

We inform you that it is possible  to book the last group entrance 20 minutes before the closing time of the ticket office.


 

OPENING OF BOOKINGS FOR GROUPS FROM 1ST JANUARY  TO 30TH JUNE 2017 CLICKS TOUR, WITH ACCESS FROM THE THIRD ENTRANCE TO THE COLISEUM, LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF THE STERN (FRONT VIA LABICANA SPUR)

We are glad to inform you that starting from Friday 23rd December 2016 at 9.00 am, it will be possible to reserve by Call Center and Online the Click Tour, for the period from 1st January  to 30th June 2017. 

Shown below, the reservation terms:

  • groups with accredited guide can only access, with tour leader with license or with accompanying teacher when school groups 
  • groups should consist of minimum 14 and maximum 50 people. The costumer will have the chance to book for a second group (minimum 14 people) with the same reservation. In this case, each group will get two free tickets for the guides (without reservation fee) and two group tickets at a time (not more then two). 
  • it shoul be necessary to pay 14 tickets at full price and the booking for groups of 28 euros.
  • it will be possible to change the kind of ticket (full, reduced, free) directly the day of the visit at the ticket office and add the payment of other tickets by credit card. 
  • at the ticket office it will be necessary to show the reservation code and a list on headed notepaper of the participants with their names and date of birth. Without this list on headed notepaper, the group won't be able to enter from this entrance and will be directed to the ordinary groups entrance, where they could enter, according the availability. 
  • the service is not available during the free first Sundays of the month and the new access will be closed to the public.
  • groups, which shall not exceed the maximum number of 50 people, will access with a 10 minutes minimum interval, and will be accompanied during the route that will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes on the arena floor.
  • every costumer will have the chance to do 5 (five) reservations each phone-call. 
  • every costumer will have the chance to book 5 (five) entrances a day. Each overbooking will be deleted. 


Advantages:
- streamlining of the queues on the front of the Colosseum
- incoming safety checks
- an alternative tour itinerary (click tour) intended to improve the fluidity of the current itineraries open to the public. These groups will have a direct access to the arena floor. From there they will visit the ring that overlooks the underground, and then will they take the ordinary circuit of visit of the monument.

 

OPENING OF RESERVATIONS FOR UNDERGROUNDS OF COLOSSEUM AND BELVEDERE FOR NOVEMBER 2017
We inform you that on October 16th 2017 it will be possible to book the undergrounds and Belvedere tours for the month of November.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AT COLISEUM AND ROMAN FORUM/PALATINE CIRCUIT:  

  • Coliseum. An icon at Coliseum (until 7 January 2018) 
  • Palatino contemporaneo. Da Duchamp a Cattelan. Arte Contemporanea sul Palatino, at Palatine Hill (until October 29)
     

 

First Sunday of the month at Coliseum

Every first Sunday of the month free admission for all visitors to the site during the ordinary opening time.

 

 

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

+39 06 399 67 700

Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma

Coopculture

Get ready for the visit

Didactic tours

Individuals
    • language: english, spanish, french
    • participants: up to 40 pax
    • duration: about 45 min 
    • cost: € 5.00 
    • reservation: suggested +39 06 399 67 700
    • timetable:


    English visit, from Monday to Sunday at 10.15AM - 10.45AM - 11.15AM - 12.30PM - 1.45PM - 3.00PM - 4.15PM - 5.15PM
    Spanish visit, from Monday to Sunday at 10.30AM - 11.30AM - 12.45PM - 2.45PM - 4.00PM - 5.00PM

    French visit, form Monday to Sunday at 11.00AM 

    Please note For safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors booked.

    ATTENTION PLEASE!
    We inform visitors that inside the monument it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage because of the new safety measure; people with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed.

     

     

Groups
    • timetables: on request
    • language: italian, english, french, spanish, german 
    • participants: up to 30 
    • duration: 45 min
    • price: € 130.00 (whisper included) 

    reservation: required +39 06 399 67 450

    Please note 

    For safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors booked.

    ATTENTION PLEASE!
    We inform visitors that inside the monument it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage because of the new safety measure. Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.

    People with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed.

     

    Notice

    Entrance for groups _  metal detectors

    We invite you to consider these controls for groups by X-ray machines in order to enter at your booking time. 

Schools
  • reservation required: call center 848 082 408 / from mobile and abroad +39 06 39 967 200 

    Please note For safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors booked.

    NOTICE
    It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage/trolley, but can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection. People with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed.

     

     


  • EduCulture Educational activities:

Audio guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco, giapponese, cinese, arabo, latino, portoghese, LIS e ASL
Duration
  • 1 h 10 m
Cost
  • € 5.50

Video guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco, giapponese, cinese, portoghese.
Duration
  • 50 min
Cost
  • € 6

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Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

08.30 - 16.30

from January 2 to February 15

08.30 - 17.00

from February 16 to March 15

08.30 - 17.30

from March 16 to last Saturday of March

08.30 - 19.15

from the last Sunday of March to August 31

08.30 - 19.00

from September 1 to September 30

08.30 - 18.30

from October 1 to last Saturday of October

08.30 - 16.30

from the last Sunday of October to December 31

The ticket office closes one hour before

Closed

1 January and 25 December

 

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